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DISA releases cloud security requirements guide

The Defense Information Systems Agency has laid out the criteria for commercial and non-Pentagon cloud providers to operate within DOD.

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A new model for program management

Creating governmentwide Program Management Centers of Excellence could save countless programs that are otherwise doomed to fail -- and do so on the cheap.

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Google joins PwC's Vista-based bid for military health records

Google's addition doesn't alter PwC's offering, but its web-based private cloud and collaboration tools could improve security and speed and lower costs, the company says.

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Clearing the health-records hurdle

Big changes are needed before electronic health records play a major part in stopping epidemics, experts say.

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Finding the federal angle at CES

Adapting consumer-oriented tech could lead to faster, more effective tools for the federal government, says CBP CTO Wolf Tombe.

No easy answers on managing mobile security

At the Jan. 13 AFCEA Bethesda breakfast, a trio of agency IT execs offered advice on weigh the risks of aggressive mobile deployments.

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White House lays out ideas for information sharing

The Obama administration is hoping enhanced privacy provisions can make a long-stalled proposal more palatable to the Senate.

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Using big data to benefit veterans

A VistA expert offers three keys for turning health data into improved care and lower costs.

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DISA's new unit aims to take pressure off Cyber Command

A new joint force cyber unit will relieve Cyber Command of some of its organizational duties and help identify vulnerabilities on military networks.

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CentCom hacked, GSA dinged and big data's cyber power

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Largest digital camera ever will be pointed at the sky

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 'will help researchers study the formation of galaxies, track potentially hazardous asteroids, observe exploding stars and better understand dark matter and dark energy.'

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President pivots to cyberspace

The White House has begun rolling out a series of cyber-related legislative proposals targeting both consumer and national security issues.